Anna Van Acker receives awardHonesdale, PA- Anna Van Acker, Wayne Bank Assistant Vice President and Commercial Lender, was the recipient of the PA Bankers Women in Banking Recognition of Excellence “Tomorrow’s Promise Award,” at the 2024 Women in Banking Conference in Hershey, PA.

Each year, the Women in Banking Recognition of Excellence Program honors rising stars and leaders throughout the banking industry that continually “go the extra mile” promoting and inspiring other women to reach their full potential within their company as well as their community.

Four individuals were honored in three categories at the March 4th conference located at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. Van Acker was nominated by Wayne Bank Vice President and Marketing Manager, Kristen Lancia, and was selected amongst five additional nominees. She was recognized as a woman, aged 35 or younger, who continues to make a significant impact in the financial industry and her community, making her “one to watch” in the Pennsylvania market.

According to Wayne Bank President & CEO, Jim Donnelly, “We are incredibly proud to have Anna on our team at Wayne Bank and congratulate her on this well-deserved award. She embodies true leadership and has a passion for helping others, whether it be at work with her colleagues and customers, or in the local community.”

Van Acker began her banking career in 2018 as a management trainee and was hired as a Commercial Lender with Wayne Bank in 2021. She was promoted to Assistant Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer in 2022. Van Acker loves working with local business owners to help them transform their visions into reality. She says the most satisfying part of her job is watching her clients’ businesses grow into beloved community landmarks.

Inspired by her parents, Van Acker discovered her passion for community service early in life. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Human Resources Center, PAWS of NEPA, and the PA Professional Women in Building Council. She is also a committee member of the PA Bankers Young Professionals Association. In addition, Anna volunteers with the Honesdale Area Jaycees, and maintains memberships with several industry organizations throughout the area.

Van Acker attended the University of Scranton and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, with a minor in French Language and Literature. She resides in Pike County with her husband, Mark, and their dog, Faust.

Wayne Bank is a subsidiary of Norwood Financial Corp., Member FDIC, and is located in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The Bank has 29 Community Offices serving Wayne, Pike, Monroe, Lackawanna, and Luzerne Counties in Pennsylvania, along with Delaware, Sullivan, Otsego, Ontario, and Yates Counties in New York including those offices operating under the Bank of Cooperstown and Bank of the Finger Lakes brands. The stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol— NWFL.

PHOTO CAPTION – LEFT TO RIGHT: Jim Donnelly, Wayne Bank President & CEO; Anna Van Acker, Wayne Bank Assistant Vice President & Commercial Lender, and Tomorrow’s Promise Award Recipient; J. Duncan Campbell III, President & CEO, PA Bankers Association.